Andy Cole CBE
An almost 50-year veteran of the Civil Service, Andy is a highly experienced tax professional whom, having trained as a criminal and civil investigator, subsequently held a wide range of senior posts throughout his career, including operational delivery management, strategy development
and project/programme management.
Andy’s previous senior appointments – specifically those at HMRC – have seen him tackle the largest and most complex fraud and avoidance risks using a range of bespoke criminal, civil and insolvency powers, in addition to developing HMRC’s strategy to tackle promoters and users of aggressive tax avoidance. At a point, Andy was responsible for approximately 1700 investigation
specialists, technicians, accountants and insolvency experts based throughout the UK.
In the 2011 New Year’s Honours lists, Andy was commended for his achievements and appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)